ARC Professional Staff

Grace Coulombe (M.A., Boston College)

Director, Math & Statistics Workshop
Acting Director, Academic Resource Commons
Lecturer in Mathematics
207-786-8374;, Ladd Library, Room G02

Grace received a B.A. in Mathematics from Bates College and an M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College. She returned to Bates in 2000 to serve as the founding Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Workshop and a lecturer for the Mathematics Department. In the summer of 2021, Grace took over as the Acting Director of the Academic Resource Commons. While at Bates, Grace has taught the following courses: Calculus I and II, Introduction to Abstraction, Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Number Theory, Working with Data, Great Ideas in Mathematics, Mathematics across Time and Cultures, and a First Year Seminar on Math & the Art of M.C. Escher.

Andee Alford (M.A., SUNY Stonybrook)

Assistant Director, Math & Statistics Workshop
Acting Assistant Director, Academic Resource Commons
Lecturer in Humanities
207-786-6275,, Ladd Library, Room G01

Andee graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Mathematics and completed her Master’s degree in Math at SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook University). After graduate school, she spent a year in Israel at the University of Tel Aviv teaching Multivariable Calculus for the University of New Haven, and in 1993 began teaching at Gould in Bethel, Maine. She spent twenty-five years at Gould teaching courses that included AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Statistics, Introduction to Proof, and similar content to Bates’ Great Ideas in Math course. At Bates, Andee has taught Calculus II, as well as the First Year Seminars: Math & the Art of M.C. Escher, The Communication Equation and Paperfolding in Art and Math.


Eric Dyer (B.A., University of Michigan, Residential College)

Assistant Director, Academic Resource Commons


Coram Library, Room 224

Eric graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in Philosophy.  Between his own undergraduate degree and his work at Bates, he spent time working as a cobbler for Birkenstock, a staff writer for a web design startup, a dining room manager for a small brewpub, and nearly a decade in a variety of team leadership capacities in the natural and organic foods industry.  His primary goals in all of his work at Bates are focused on building collaborative systems and campus partnerships which support Bates students in their academic pursuits, and support ARC’s Peer Educators in their development as community leaders.